Xamarin.Forms App Push Notifications with Azure Notification Hub

Rukesh Shrestha .NET, Azure, Cloud, Mobile, Tutorial, Xamarin Leave a Comment

Push notifications are a vital feature for today’s enterprise mobile applications. Why are they so important? They allow the business to communicate with its users without requiring the application to be in an open state.

Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create user interfaces in XAML with code behind it in C#, which then renders as native controls on iOS and Android platforms.

In this blog, we go through a step-by-step tutorial for setting up and configuring push notifications on Xamarin.Forms applications using Azure Notification Hub. Let’s dive right in.

Keyhole Labs Releases Mobile Fly Tyer World App

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The Keyhole Labs team is proud to announce the recent release of the mobile Fly Tyer World application. The cross-platform mobile app is now available free, on the app store for both Android and iOS devices.

Fly Tyer World is a Go-reference web application built by Keyhole labs that displays Youtube fly-tying instructional videos organized into virtual fly boxes by both species and location. The mobile application boasts the same functionality.

Decoding Mobile Development Options

Mike Cerny Development Technology, Mobile, Xamarin Leave a Comment

It can be challenging to decide on the right strategy for reaching the mobile audience, though. If you decide an app is what you need, the next question is “what are my options?” In general terms, the types of mobile applications you could choose to build can be divided into three groups: vendor-native, cross-platform, and hybrid web.

In this post, we give an overview of the various mobile development strategies on our shortlist for enterprise clients to consider; for example, Xamarin, Flutter, React Native, and Ionic. For each tool, we give a brief introduction and highlight the key advantages and disadvantages found in implementing each mobile development approach.

Using C#, XAML + Uno Platform to Build One Codebase, Cross-Platform Apps

Rukesh Shrestha C#, Development Technology, Mobile 1 Comment

For more than a decade, we have been developing applications with C# and XAML. Throughout that time, the pair has really only been known for Desktop (WPF) and UWP applications.

Later came Xamarin, which utilizes C# as a unified language to share between all platforms. Then Xamarin.Forms was introduced, which was different in that it utilized XAML to develop the user interface with a single codebase for cross-platform (iOS, Android, UWP).

This progression has excited all the WPF developers out there. The only remaining platform left was web development. At one time, Silverlight was the option, but it was deprecated because of heavy loading and security concerns of browser plug-in solutions.

Then came the WebAssembly [also known as Web Assembly Modules (WASM)] that web browsers can directly execute without having to parse a source file.

In this post, we will discuss how to create a rich user browser interface using the cross-platform Uno Platform and WebAssembly technology. The example application will walk through building Models, ViewModel and View under a shared project that is common to all different platform-specific projects.

August 8th: Streamlined App Development with Xamarin.Essentials

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The Keyhole Software team is excited to announce that we are to host and sponsor the upcoming Kansas City Mobile Developers Meetup on Thursday, August 8th. The August meetup of the educational user group will be led by Keyhole’s Mike Cerny with the topic focused on Xamarin.Essentials.

This meetup group discusses…